Randy switched genres from Fantasy to Murder Mystery.
I just finished the 4th novel in his
Peter Galloway, Private Investigator, series:
(short story) Murder on the Mall
Murder in Wood Buffalo
The Christmas Carol Murders
Murder in Mazatlan
Book 4 is set in
Peter Galloway’s search for his mother’s killer takes him to scenic Niagara Falls, where he and Angela Ford pose as an engaged couple at an international bridal fair.
Things go from bad to worse when they discover murder at the fair, along with clues suggesting a runaway teen may be next.
Galloway and Ford find themselves pitting their wits against a gang of ruthless drug traffickers, only to discover the criminals are more than meets the eye.
I’m again trying a
DJI gimbal, this time because I really like the . My goal is to produce magnetic phone clamp . No more shaky hand held clips. smooth, stabilized video
As I travel solo most of the time, with the OM 4 you can take a
photo or start/stop video with a hand gesture. Very convenient.
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see highlights on YouTube.
DJI OM 4
3-axis motorized gimbal
390 g (gimbal) Battery Life: 15 hours (Under ideal conditions)
Charging Time: 2.5 hrs (Measured with a 10W charger)
cost about US $150 or CAD $200
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my first video edit using the Om 4 on YouTube.
Trying to improve my own meagre skills, I’ve been
. studying the best in 2020
So far my favourite is
Aussie (Benn Tkalcevic). Benn TK
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adventures in Australia on YouTube.
Here’s Benn TK in
. Hong Kong
A 6min video took him over a month to edit. 11 hours to render out. Over 300 sound effects.
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watch it on YouTube.
(2018) is the 22nd instalment in the In a House of Lies Inspector Rebus series written by Ian Rankin.
Some boys discover a car in a deep gully in some woodland. Inside is a handcuffed corpse; the ex-lover of the dead man was the son of a serving detective inspector in what was the old
Lothian & Borders Police Force of Rebus’ day before it became Police Scotland. As ever, Rebus and also ‘Big Ger’ Cafferty, are connected to the case and end up featuring prominently in the investigation, in which Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is also a major player.
Barry Forshaw, writing in The Guardian:
“How has Rankin kept the series fresh for 22 novels? Deft characterisation. Readers must keep up with a lengthy dramatis personae, but there’s nothing wrong with making us work a little.”
Back in the 1990s I was completely convinced that Google and the internet would make the world a much better place.
If people had more information, they’d be able to make better decisions.
It turned out to be mixed.
Smart people make better decisions.
But many are overwhelmed, disinterested and easily confused.
As always, an excellent read.
is the 6th novel by American crime author Trunk Music Michael Connelly, and the fifth featuring the Los Angeles detective . Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch
A body found in the trunk of a Rolls Royce seems to have connections with the
mob and leads Bosch and his investigation to Las Vegas. …
I keep track of Bosch books by his daughter’s age. This is the book where
he marries Eleanor Wish, the mother to be of his daughter.
When your All-Lives-Matter friend has a birthday, be sure to message:
“All Birthdays Matter”. 😀
According to professor of critical race theory,
David Theo Goldberg, “ ” reflects a view of All Lives Matter “racial dismissal, ignoring, and denial”.
Philosopher Chris Lebron describes “All Lives Matter” as a “disingenuous retort” that misunderstands the problem raised by Black Lives Matter proponents. On , Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher expressed support for use of the “Black Lives Matter” phrase, stating that “‘All Lives Matter’ implies that all lives are equally at risk, and they’re not”. …
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Reuters, Associated Press, BBC News
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is their much hyped new vlogging camera. Sony ZV-1
I plan to experiment with all the many, confusing features over the winter.
Base price is about CAD $1000. Adding the Vlogger Kit, extra batteries, 128 GB memory card, tax, etc … I paid something close to CAD $1500.
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watch my first ZV-1 edit on YouTube.
Compare that against a
similar video I put together using iPhone X video.
The main difference I see is that the ZV-1 focus blurs the background while iPhone tries to keep everything in focus.